My guest: Aspiring Author, Rachel Barnard





It gives me great pleasure to have an aspiring author and friend as my guest on my blog today. She is Rachel Barnard, the author of the recently released, Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams. We met by chance a year ago at a writer’s group in Sarasota, Florida and our passion for writing instantly connected us. Though we lives thousands of miles apart, we stay in touch.

Recently, Ms. Barnard came to me asking for help in promoting her new book. She quickly accepted my offer to host her on my blog. I always love to help my fellow writing friends build a reading audience. As many writers know, building an audience of readers, not too mention potential buyers, is time-consuming even with social media at our fingertips. I remember when she showed me an old fashioned do-it-yourself print version of her book. I also remember reading a few pages of her novel and I immediately saw the hard work and intellect she put forth into it. I encouraged her to develop a platform and get her name out there so everyone would know who she was. Here is a little bit of information about the book and herself (These are her own words):


Tagline: She will do anything – forfeit her identity, friendships, even love – to be humanity’s champion.


Blurb: As the U.S. government prepares to take over the world, MC infiltrates one of their elite academies that trains future leaders. MC must rise to the top in the Cube training grounds in order to be placed high up within the government so she can stop them in their takeover. It is not until her fourth and final year at the academy that her top-student status is threatened by the sudden arrival of Li, the new transfer student. MC is completely focused on her self-created mission until she gets sidetracked by Li, who might be bad news in more ways than which she bargained.

A little about the author:


If I could be any fictitious character, I would choose Princess Cimorene from the “Enchanted Forest Chronicles” by Patricia Wrede. I always loved the tomboy-younger-sister-turned-heroine type character.


If there was an article about me on the front page of the newspaper the headline would read, “Local Author Finds Gold on a Geocaching Adventure”


To stay sane as a writer I make sure my notes are organized and in a safe and readily accessible location.


Interested? Here are all the links to her book. Spread the word and help this talented and hardworking girl get her name out in the reading/writing world! Thanks so much Rachel for letting me host you and good luck!

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4 thoughts on “My guest: Aspiring Author, Rachel Barnard

  1. That is so sweet! Thank you. I hope we can meet up again sometime in the near future.

    • Glad to help. I definitely think this will get some attention for you. And of course we will meet up soon.

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